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11 Drugs Used to Treat Incontinence

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Oxytrol patch (oxybutynin)

What it helps: Urge incontinence

How it works: This contains the same active medication as Ditropan but delivered via a skin patch, which is replaced every three to four days.

Potential side effects: As the drug is delivered topically, "it avoids the side effect of dry mouth because it doesn’t get absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract," says Christopher Wolter, MD, assistant professor of urology at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix. The most common side effect is a reaction on the skin where the patch is put.

Next: Gelnique (oxybutynin)

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